- Judge blocks Montana from using drug in executions Updated: Oct-06-15 6:34 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge on Tuesday blocked Montana from using a particular drug in lethal injections, effectively halting executions in the state until an adequate substitute can be found or lawmakers change the law.
- Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park Updated: Oct-06-15 6:31 pm
MEXICO CITY - A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.
- South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods Updated: Oct-06-15 6:30 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.
- California governor signs consumer bill on recording TVs Updated: Oct-06-15 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):
- New generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest Updated: Oct-06-15 6:26 pm
SURDA, West Bank - A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.
- Maine governor makes 5 judicial nominations Updated: Oct-06-15 6:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Governor Paul LePage has made nominations for five judicial appointments.
- Wal-Mart expands protein bars to main grocery aisles Updated: Oct-06-15 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - Protein and health bars at Wal-Mart are getting ready for prime time.
- Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste Updated: Oct-06-15 6:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.
- After California, right-to-die backers push laws elsewhere Updated: Oct-06-15 6:15 pm
SAN DIEGO - It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
- Police superintendent says he'll stay on despite complaints Updated: Oct-06-15 6:14 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is facing tough questions at a budget hearing from aldermen who've called on him to step down.
- ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines Updated: Oct-06-15 6:08 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines - a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.
- Senate panel probing VW's use of tax credits Updated: Oct-06-15 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company's emissions-rigging scandal widened.
- Ballot could confuse voters on school funding proposals Updated: Oct-06-15 6:06 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi's largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse.
- 5 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing Updated: Oct-06-15 6:05 pm
SYDNEY - Police arrested five people during a series of raids on Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.
- Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide Updated: Oct-06-15 6:04 pm
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.
- Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release Updated: Oct-06-15 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation's prison population.
- VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress Updated: Oct-06-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.
- US Supreme Court hears capital cases roiling Kansas politics Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted of notorious multiple murders in Kansas in cases that roiled the state's politics.
- Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.
- Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme Updated: Oct-06-15 5:54 pm
NEW YORK - A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday as he said still others may be arrested.
- Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family Updated: Oct-06-15 5:49 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
- Ohio panel clears charter overhaul lauded as major step Updated: Oct-06-15 5:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Supporters said a sweeping charter-school reform bill moving through the Ohio General Assembly is expected to show the state and the nation that policymakers are serious about improving the education option long touted as an alternative to traditional public education.
- After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.
- State waiting on word from feds about GEAR UP program future Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - South Dakota is waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education about the future of a Native American college-readiness program that's under scrutiny in part due to an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide, state Education Secretary Melody Schopp said Tuesday.
- Former transportation exec to launch Vermont governor bid Updated: Oct-06-15 5:43 pm
WATERBURY, Vermont - Former Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says she believes Vermont's moments of greatest challenge are also the moments of the greatest opportunity.